"Aimed at discovering a cure for spinal cord injury"
The TJ Atchison Spinal Cord Injury Research Program is dedicated to improving knowledge about spinal cord injury and promotes discoveries of treatments and cure for spinal cord injury.
Our goal is to promote novel research approaches, encourage collaboration, raise awareness of spinal cord injury research at UAB, and attract new investigators into the field. To accomplish these goals, we have established two components of the TJ Atchison Spinal Cord Injury Research Program.
One component is the TJ Atchison Core Laboratories. The Cores allow for the rapid translation of ideas into research by making it possible for any scientist with a novel idea to undertake experiments in well-developed models. The Core Laboratories have state-of-the-art equipment, animal facilities, dedicated laboratory space, and highly trained technical personnel dedicated to spinal cord injury research.
The second component of the TJ Atchison Spinal Cord Injury Research Program is to promote scholarly and collegial pursuits of advancement in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal cord injury through awarding pilot grants for researchers at both the University of Alabama at Birmingham and around the world.